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How did I stay away so long?!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I can't believe so much time has passed since I've been on SparkPeople...so many things have been going on...I remember I was SO going to start Portion Control when I left...that didn't work out very well emoticon So here I am today...at the end of my grandson, Charlie's First school year...he has completed Kindergarten and has a half day of school left tomorrow...it went so quickly but not as quickly as I anticipate Summer to pass!!! I'm very excited to have him home for the summer...well, most of it anyway...he and his Mom are going away for two weeks the end of this month...the upside is that Hubby and I started golfing again in March and we just LOVE it!! We golf every weekend and play a scramble every other Saturday afternoon...the more we play the better we like it! We even took grandson Charlie out last Sunday morning for his first time! For almost 6 years old that kid can HIT that ball and in a straight line too emoticon We had the time of our lives!
What else? Oh, I DID start seriously WALKING again on the 22nd of April as part of a Corporate program at my husband's office for the American Cancer Society...the program ended but I keep putting the pedometer on and walking and tracking my miles every time...over 45 Miles so far and counting emoticon
I must say, I'm hesitant about tracking my food intake again although the new tracker looks great and I did track my breakfast this morning...it's so darn time consuming and I'm not sure how to start my weight loss tracker again...or if I want to emoticon It was great tracking the 25# I lost but to put most of that back on and start again? We'll see...right now I feel really good about being more physically active and good about myself for sticking to it...so I'll start there emoticon

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EVEELIZ 6/27/2011 4:20PM

    Mom - you can download a FREE sparkpeople app for your iphone and track your meals from anywhere!!! I love you! emoticon

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LILYBELLE8 6/8/2011 12:27PM

    That's a perplexing question: How did you stay away for so long? Time gets away from all of us, and we often don't keep up with some of the important things in our lives. But - that was yesterday - today is today - and so WELCOME BACK!

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IMPROVINGME 6/8/2011 10:45AM

    WooHoo! So great to have you back!
You look wonderful in your pictures, and I'm glad to read that you're golfing, walking and getting exercise regularly.
My grandsons golf, too, so when they come for a visit we always go out to the driving range. I used to play golf quite a bit, but I haven't played a round in about a year now.
I've been yo-yo-ing with my weight for the last year, so this week I've changed my attitude and am back on an exercise program. These extra pounds just have to come off!
Good to read your blog -- I haven't done that lately, either!
Keep up the good work!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

She's thinking about having a SNACK...
not a good healthy snack although she did fleetingly run through a number of suitable ones...
As she's reaching for that pretzel bag on the refrigerator, she's thinking "I can't believe pretzels have more calories and salt in them than sun chips...damn, the pretzels are SO much more satisfying though...ok, I'll only have a very small amount..." in her mind she's going through she had to eat yesterday and this morning KNOWING she REALLY doesn't NEED these damn pretzels, and then fleetingly, pitifully, justifies this unnecessary splurge by thinking "I did lose those 3 lbs last week..."
Ah, here it comes, all the inevitable, predictable thoughts..."That little bit of pretzels WAS NOT ENOUGH and NOT worth splurging!" "I ate WAY TOO MUCH for dinner last night!" "I have GOT to eat smaller portions!" "Just because it all taste's SO GOOD doesn't mean I need to gorge!" "Geez, THINK before you fill your plate." "A little bit of each thing...IS ENOUGH!" That 3 lbs is going to be back before I can BLINK...why do I sabotage myself like this when I'm SO close to my goal?!" ARGGGGG!!!!
This morning is a bit different...she's actually watching what she's eating and LISTENING to her urges rather than giving into them...
it's NOT EASY but she knows she's WORTH it emoticon

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GETFITTER7 6/18/2010 12:32PM

    Yes...I did the same thoughts, but with chocolate covered cashews...BAD!! But we both will get back on track...we have gone too far to falter now. emoticon

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GRAMMIE1959 6/15/2010 8:26PM

    I have an evil inner child...................

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EARTHSEAME 6/15/2010 2:44PM

    Observing your thoughts is the best way to understand their inherent insanity!

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CBAILEYC 6/15/2010 2:14PM

    Hey, I know a her like that, too. Your her and my her - yep, they're both worth it!


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SHERYLDS 6/15/2010 1:58PM

    Multiple personalities. we love it.
We thought we were the only ones.

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KARRYB1 6/15/2010 1:50PM

    You are worth it! Make those healthy choices and watch the weight fall off! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm not sure exactly WHAT happened but I've been unable to log-on to SP for QUITE some time now emoticon I tried EVERYTHING and today, just as I was about to SADLY accept the fact that I had lost all my SparkFriends and support...I gave it ONE MORE TRY...
AND IT WORKED emoticon
I have been going CRAZY not being able to visit everyone, see your progress, support you...now I'm busy trying to CATCH UP and a BLOG seemed the best way to start! It will take a while, because my lil grandson, Bubby, keeps me pretty busy during the day...but I WILL check in now and then and see how everyone's doing!
By the way, I've been able to keep the last 2 pounds off during all the moving and adjusting and using PORTION CONTROL instead of the Nutrition Tracker so I'm feeling REALLY GOOD about that emoticon

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    Glad your back and glad you didn't give up.

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GETFITTER7 6/1/2010 10:05PM

    Glad you are back and as you can see it isn't until now that I can catch up with everyone. I have been busy for the weekend and before the holiday.
My computor has been giving me trouble too. Sometimes my mouse just doesn't work and I have to do a little checking and rechecking the wires for a loose connection. I do miss getting on SP when I am away too long.
Great job the the 2 pounds!

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JEWITCH 5/27/2010 8:50PM

    Glad to have you back. I can imagine how frustrating that can be. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.

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DROWSYMAGGIE 5/26/2010 10:26AM

    Glad you are back and hope the move went smoothly.

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MOONANGEL23 5/25/2010 12:56PM

    We're glad you made it back! And great work at keeping those pounds off even without SP!

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IMPROVINGME 5/25/2010 10:41AM

    Congratulations on getting your Spark back!
Glad to hear from you, that you've finished the move, and that you've lost 2 pounds in the process.
Take care and have fun with Bubby!

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PARKERB2 5/25/2010 10:28AM

    Good for you. Sorry you had trouble with being able to log on. I miss Sparking when I don't get to do it. Have a good day. emoticon

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We're moving this Friday...the sweat equity method; renting a truck and with the help of friends (bless their hearts, I don't think ANYONE actually ENJOYS the process)! It will be really nice once we're there and all this physical packing, cleaning, organizing, etc. is OVER! emoticon
While all this is going on I've decided to take a small break to touch base with all my SparkFriends!
I'm using my nutrition tracker EVERY DAY as well as trying to fluctuate my calorie intake at least every other day in an attempt to break through this plateau I've been on for the entire month now! It's gotten rather tiresome to say the least...in addition to that the instep on my left foot is so painful I can hardly STAND IT and my mid back is preventing me from sleeping on my back or sides for very long and I absolutely LOVE sleeping on my back emoticon
Needless to say, while I'm tracking my nutrition, and packing every day, I am not working out! With all the bending, stretching, hoisting, stacking, stooping, and lifting that goes with packing...I'm so done for by the end of the day I can barely find energy enough to drag myself to bed emoticon
The one thing that bothers me the most right now is that I don't get much chance to get on SP and chat, encourage, share ideas, and hear from all of you every day emoticon and I REALLY MISS THAT!!!! I TRY to at least sign in, spin the wheel, answer the trivia questions (3 out of 3 correct this morning!), and track my nutrition. I DO a QUICK scan of my Friend Feed but don't have the time to read your blogs and respond! ....BIG SIGH emoticon
Oh, did I mention that I won't be signing in at all for a couple of days at least because of the move? We're switching internet providers and although the computers will be in the house, they won't be on set up on tables or hooked up until sometime late Saturday! So, Thursday will be the last time I'm online until sometime next week emoticon Ok, I'm going to end this blog now as I am SO TIRED I'm afraid I'll just keep rambling on and on and on...

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--KREN 5/3/2010 6:25PM

    How far are you moving? The best part about moving is when it's OVER! Good luck on your move. Karen

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GETFITTER7 4/28/2010 11:44PM

    The wonderful thing about SP is that even tho you are moving, you are not moving away from us. It is like we are moving with you. Just packing your computer, we are all packed and ready to hear from you when you get settled. The joys of technology!
Hope your move goes well...watch your lifting, take care of your back! emoticon emoticon

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IMPROVINGME 4/27/2010 11:25PM

    Thanks for letting us know why we won't be hearing from you. Certainly hope your foot and your back don't keep giving you pain. Sounds like you're getting in plenty of exercise with all your bending and stooping and lifting!
Hope everything goes as planned. Take care, dear SparkFriend!

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SHERYLDS 4/27/2010 4:25PM

    Hope everything goes smoothly and nothing gets broken or lost. Like it or not, I'm sure you're getting quite a workout with all that you're doing in preparation. You'll probably see the results once everything settles down. best wishes on the new place

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CRZY77 4/27/2010 3:10PM

    Hope your move goes well, don't envy you. I have moved 19 times in my life, and i know how tired you can get. Moving is a great workout, just don't get to much fast food. emoticon

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Drawing I did of my Grandson

Monday, April 19, 2010

For some reason I CANNOT get this picture onto my SparkPage?!

I FINALLY got it to upload to my photo gallery on my SparkPage emoticon

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    Wow, this is beautiful! So like him. Love the sparkpage background too! You are very talented! :)

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PMJLNR 4/28/2010 8:53AM

    Absolutely LOVE this drawing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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SHERYLDS 4/27/2010 4:26PM

    beautiful drawing. absolutely love it.

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GETFITTER7 4/22/2010 2:03AM

    Great likeness...you captured a nice expression. Makes you smile when you see this picture. Love to see more of your work... emoticon

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JUSTJO66 4/20/2010 8:20AM

    He looks like you. Very good drawing.

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--KREN 4/20/2010 6:31AM

    Wonderful drawing! Wonderful memory! Wonderful Keepsake! Karen

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IMPROVINGME 4/19/2010 6:14PM

    Great job, Peggy! Looks like you captured his spirit right there on paper!

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SMILINGDAISY 4/19/2010 4:38PM

    Very good expression in the eyes and mouth. He looks like you somewhat. Children are somewhat difficult to draw for me. How did you begin thinking about approaching your drawing?

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MINENA1 4/19/2010 1:12PM

    That picture is BEAUTIFUL!! Oh Peggy you are SOOOO talented! Wonderful job on this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. I've been trying to upload some pics on my sparkpage too & it wouldn't let me. I gave up. Hehe!

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